Flying Start Childcare

Flying Start in Merthyr Tydfil

The Flying Start programme is available in various communities across Merthyr Tydfil.

Flying Start eligible postcode checker


Flying Start Registration Form


Flying Start Childcare Application 

In Merthyr Tydfil the Flying Start Programme provides:

  • Free quality, part-time childcare for 2-3 year olds;
  • An enhanced Health Visiting & Midwifery service;
  • Access to Parenting Programmes;
  • Support for Early Language Development
  • Family Support services


Flying Start offers funded childcare for children aged 2 – 3 years in quality indoor and outdoor environments.  Qualified staff will help children settle, make new friends and experience activities which build on the knowledge and skills gained at home.  Attendance at childcare will prepare children for school and parents / carers will be able to get involved in their children’s learning.

Parents / Carers considering Welsh language provision for their child can speak to the Flying Start team about Welsh medium pre-school provision.  All Flying Start childcare provision is inclusive and able to cater for children with additional needs.

How can I access Flying Start?

If you live in a Flying Start area your Health Visitor will let you know about the services available to you; alternatively you can call the Flying Start office on 01685 725000.

Where can I find Flying Start Services?

In each of the Flying Start areas there is / will be a Flying Start Pre-school. This facility may also have other services such as Parenting classes, Language and Play Programmes and Health activities such as breastfeeding groups.

Your Health Visitor will be based in your Flying Start area and will be readily accessible for support and guidance.

Your Flying Start Pre School will have information about the Flying Start services available in your area.

Contact Us

To find out about the Flying Start Programme

Telephone: 01685 725000

E mail: Flyingstart@merthyr.gov.uk

Facebook: Flying Start Merthyr Tydfil


Flying Start
Cwm Golau Integrated Children’s Centre
Duffryn Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 4BJ